Bob Meaders

Why did they change pad providers? Politics?

Good Afternoon Sir, We just received your helmet pads and wanted to provide some feedback.  In order to ensure our gratitude is effectively transcribed, I am typing a play-by-play reenactment: Received the box and looked at the shipping label, identified the sender, and immediately gathered a few of our deployers for the unboxing. Sliced open…

Headaches make missions less safe

4/5/17:  In regards to higher ups knowing about our problems with the current GI helmet pads, our commander is most definitely aware, as he is exceptionally disappointed in the fit of his helmet.  We are working with Supply, but they were clear in that they could not order different pads, and the ACH shell sizes…

He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

Kits: 2. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: PAD, HELMET, ADVANCED COMBAT SPM1C1-12-D-B014. Comments: My brother and I are in the same unit and he gets headaches from the Kevlar pads he has now. Cpl, USMC

something better on our heads would help

Kits: 34. Hometown: Vista. Heard about us: friend. Duties: going out the wire as a route clearance and dismount patroll. Current Pads: basic army issue. Comments: deployed to Afghanistan which sucks and most of the guys are getting headaches and tired of the basic issue pads we have we r a route clearance company and…

Pain in the ……

3/6/17: Duties: Security/Infantry. Current Pads: Grey, hard foam pads. Comments: Our current pads have put a bad strain on our heads. Especially when standing post for prolonged periods of time. Headaches and neck strains are very common along with hair loss. The current ones issued are very hard and uncomfortable when working.. LCpl, USMC, (FAST )

Helmets making life misreable

Comments: I had no idea there were upgrades that could make wearing your helmet more comfortable. We are crrenty deployed to northern Iraq enabling ISF forces to fight for their country back. This would be awesome to have and hand out to my Paratroopers. With the current pads being so stiff, the helmets seems to…

We’ve got your backs (and heads), Marines!

2/1/17: “I am the Company Commander with xxx 2/1. First off I want to thank you for the support you have shown to us over the years. Just prior to our last deployment you outfitted our unit with helmet pads. The difference you have made is immeasurable. As the Vertical Assault Unit for 2nd Battalion…